With regular gas prices averaging more than $3.95 a gallon in the US, drivers will be happy to know there is a GPS system that helps drivers take the “greenest” route which saves the planet and saves money at the pump.
For businesses, the recent increases in gas prices can have a huge impact on the bottom line. A green fleet GPS system can help companies to cut fuel costs while also reducing their environmental impact. Smart driving behavior, including everything from gradual starts to optimal routing with a GPS navigation system, can reduce fuel consumption by as much as 10 percent to 20 percent in some cases.
A Green GPS system can help drivers reduce their fuel costs and their “carbon footprint” as well. More than 1.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide is discharged into the world’s atmosphere each year by the cars that we drive. According to the United Nations, “The transportation sector accounts for 30 percent of greenhouse fuel emissions in developed countries … and that share is rising.”
Smart driving is especially important for businesses that operate a fleet of vehicles, because small changes can have big impacts on a larger scale. In the United States alone there are almost 15 million company-owned fleet vehicles on the road today, producing 45 million metric tons of carbon pollution each year.
By improving a fleet’s efficiency, companies can reduce more than 6 million metric tons of carbon pollution each year, as well as save over $2 billion annually. Telematics-based fleet GPS systems can help to significantly reduce a business’ operating costs and cut greenhouse gas emissions.
According to FieldLogix Green Fleet GPS System, “We have dozens of case studies showing that with the right tools and strategy, you can reduce the average fleet vehicle’s operating costs by over $8,064 and reduce 2 metric tons of carbon dioxide pollution per vehicle annually with modern telematics technology and proper driver education.”